Family Lawyers in Chesterfield
Up & Coming Local Community
Chesterfield County, located just south of Richmond, Virginia, is included in Richmond’s Metropolitan Statistical Area. In fact, the northern portion of the county is commonly referred to as Richmond’s “South Side.” As of the 2010 census, the population was 316,236, making it Virginia’s third-most populous county.
Chesterfield is growing in size and popularity. Beautiful Southern charm, coupled with top-notch schools and a lively local community makes Chesterfield County a very desirable place to call home. The county has seen a steady increase in population over the last decade because it is such an appealing place to live and work. Young couples look for affordable housing, good schools, educated neighbors, low crime, high employment and reasonable commutes in a place to raise their families, and Chesterfield County offers all of those things.
What Chesterfield Has to Offer
Chesterfield has a wealth of attractive, family-friendly neighborhoods such as Smoketree, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Rockshire, Queen’s Park, Settler’s Landing, Greenfield, Tarrington, and The Grove. The county is divided into five districts: Bermuda, Clover Hill, Dale, Matoaca, Midlothian, each with an elected Supervisor, who oversees management and policy-making through regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors. Chesterfield, and the greater Richmond area have much to offer. Parks, festivals, Civil War historical sites, parades, races, and top-rate libraries all keep Chesterfield families busy with educational and recreational activities.
With all there is to do, it’s no wonder Chesterfield has been named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. With over 70,000 families residing in Chesterfield County, its courts see a large volume of cases concerning domestic matters.
Attorneys that Serve the Community, Serve You
Judges J. David Rigler, D. Gregory Carr, Bonnie C. Davis, Jayne Pemberton, Scott Landry and Vanessa Jones currently handle the docket of the Chesterfield Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Chesterfield family lawyer, David DeFazio, grew up in the county and is now raising his own family here as well. David is committed to serving the families of his community here in Chesterfield County.
- Family law issues relate to a number of things, including but not limited to:
- Marriage annulment
- Spousal support
- Pre-marital and post-marital agreements
- Child custody
- Child support
Familial Relationships in the Eyes of the Law
Family law, or domestic relations law, deals with the legal ordering of family relationships.Domestic relations laws are rooted in basic, general principles about family relations and how family members should treat one another. Marriages and parent-child relationships may be viewed through many different lenses, as social, political and economic units. It is a recent trend in the area of family law for policies to be conceived from more of an economic, rather than a moral basis.
When choosing a Chesterfield family law attorney it is important to make sure he or she understands and cares about both your economic and social situation. There are many facets of your life that may be affected by a family law matter, and your attorney should be able to advise you of those consequences and should vigorously advocate for the position that best meets your goals.
Call our office at (804) 250-3729 to find out how we can assist you with your legal matter today!